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Offline Rune Haako

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Reptiles as pets?
« on: January 20, 2007, 06:56 PM »
Anyone keep any reptiles as pets?

I have two Leopard Geckos, here they are.








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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2007, 07:34 PM »
I thought about getting reptiles recently but seeing Hillary's face on TV so much of late has filled that void for me nicely.

Instead I got a pair of betta fish, they're fun.
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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2007, 09:15 PM »
I thought about getting reptiles recently but seeing Hillary's face on TV so much of late has filled that void for me nicely.

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Please don't start your bull****.

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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2007, 09:31 PM »
We got a puppy last spring and I've been in PetSmart and PetCo more in the last 9 months than I ever was when we had our last dog.  Anyway, the kids like to stop and look at the reptiles whenever we're there.  They look like a lot of work, maybe just because they're so foreign to other pets we've had.  So we're holding off any more animals until we get the dog under control.

As a kid I had 3 box turtles (Arkansas Terrapins), and they were a blast.  They didn't have heat lamps and ate vegetables, we were probably pretty poor in taking care of them but they seemed to do really well.  Thinking about it now, we probably really messed them up.  Especially when my dad decided it was time to return them to the wild after a few years of captivity.  I never really thought about that as a kid.

Yeah.  We'll be passing on any reptiles any time soon.  Yours look really cool though, and well taken care of.  Thanks for posting the pictures, my kids were interested in their names. 

I have read though that handling them can give you hairy knuckles.  Or something like that.
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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2007, 09:43 PM »
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Yours look really cool though, and well taken care of.

Thanks! ;D

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Thanks for posting the pictures, my kids were interested in their names.

I have read though that handling them can give you hairy knuckles.  Or something like that.

I haven't named them, and hairy knuckles? LOL Never heard that before. ;D
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2007, 09:50 PM »
I was kidding around about the hairy knuckles, based on this close up photo:

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007, 09:52 PM »
Oh, hehe. ;D

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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2007, 10:32 PM »
 ;)I did have one gave him to my cousin,(geko)My Uncle had a 20ft Boa for 10 yrs.Now he's got 2 alligators and 2 alligator snapping turtles.They are HUGE!!He feeds all of them rats.He's insane!!
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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2007, 11:27 PM »
I've got a pair of leopard geckos too - they're back in Florida at the girlfriend's parents house - eye candy for her nephew.

They're about 12 years old now.  That's Banjo on the left, and Jumbles on the right.

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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2007, 11:43 PM »
12 years old?  I had no idea reptiles of that size would live that long. 

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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2007, 11:45 PM »


They can live like 20 years, I think the oldest one that ever lived was 30.

Cool Leopard Geckos Rob! ;D

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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2007, 12:29 AM »
Thanks!


As for the age... it was kind of funny.  I got them in 8th grade and had no idea at the time they could live to be so old.  When I left for college, my mom was taking care of them and one weekend I came home to visit and there was an article cut out of hte newspaper on my desk.  In it, it said they routinely live to be 20+ years old.

Attached was a note from my mom that said "we need to talk".

Good stuff.

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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2007, 08:36 PM »
Rune, how come that bottom one is kind of whitish-transparent? 
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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2007, 09:25 PM »
Not to answer for him, but I'm guessing that's practically a new born.

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Re: Reptiles as pets?
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2007, 09:45 PM »
While he's answering questions, my kids would like to know how you pierced the little ones ear.  Where did you find that Gecko sized gold ear ring?  Do Geckos even have ears?

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